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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


Head of a Man in profile to right wearing a Venetian hat


Albumen print | 10.2 x 12 cm (image) | RCIN 2864197

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1504) currently in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. Pl 468). The identity of the sitter, as well as the circumstances in which this drawing was made, are matter of dispute. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852169) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection. portfolio 21 (970580)

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Attributed to Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • 10.2 x 12 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p.151, no.76

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris
    p.183, no.526